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Tyler Matzek Rockies at Home vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Pittsburgh Pirates


Colorado Rockies
Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Coors Field

Coors Field hosts an MLB battle between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Tyler Matzek for the Colorado Rockies (1-4 on the year) and Jeff Locke for Pittsburgh Pirates (2-1 so far).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Colorado Rockies in this matchup found them as 129 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 10.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies sport a record of 42-60 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 54-48 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Colorado Rockies and the league No. 9-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Colorado Rockies No. 4-rated offense, averaging 4.73 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.13 in runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have averaged 9.61 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.78 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Colorado has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 8-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Charlie Morton's start, as they lost 8-1 against Colorado on Friday at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Colorado's last 18 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh at Colorado, Sunday, July 27th